Saturday Snippets: 25.November.2017

Gosh, we’re already at the last weekend of November! We’ve entered in our first bouldering competition of the season, and we’re looking forward to climbing some fun problems tomorrow!

Here’s what caught our eye online in the world of climbing, eating, cycling and repeating. Saturday Snippets for 25.November.2017.

On Climbing, Eating, Cycling and Repeating:

  • For those climbers who have ever had to leave a piece of gear behind on a route, because you couldn’t get to the top, here’s a potential solution. Or, just carry a bail-biner 🙂
  • Mmm, a lovely lentil coconut soup / stew for the changing seasons.
  • I saw this recipe, thought it would be a nice weekend treat, and bought persimmons the following day. At the rate we’re eating them, I may have to replenish the stock!
  • We love a good whiskey every once in a while (single malt, please). We tend to buy a bottle to mark a special occasion, and drink them at the same rate (i.e. special occasions). If you haven’t been bitten by the whiskey bug yet, here’s a guide to start. Oban and Cragganmore are two of my favourites!
  • Come December 1st, we’re all for looking at Christmas lights. Here’s 32 places around Vancouver, where you can find the best and brightest.

On Moby News (aka Sprinter van conversion):

  • We’re still figuring out our shower. We think we’ve settled on a shower pan, and we’ve ordered a shallow drain, which has arrived already, and we’ve ordered some other parts. Jonty will probably start prototyping out a box for it next week.
  • We’re also still trying to decide on the best place for our bikes in the back. Every time we open the back doors, we’re convinced we have tonnes of room back there. And every time we bring our bikes around, still nope! They’re just awkward to fit in there – too tall or too long. The last time we tried to figure out a bike storage solution, it was to determine the bed height. Now that we have the bed in, our physical constraints ain’t moving! We’ve tried out a few different orientations, so we’ll see which one ends up the winner.

Vancouver Mural Festival walk:

This past week, we’ve been hit with our classic Vancouver weather – rain. So much rain. Instead of focusing on the grey and dreary, I thought it would be nice to inject a bit of colour into this post.

A few weeks ago, we had a glorious day of sunshine and we used it to get out on our bikes and trundle around the newest murals in Vancouver. We did this last year as well, by making a bit of a day of it. Cycling around, looking at art, popping into little shops for coffee and nibbles and the occasional brew.

If you live in Vancouver, or are planning to visit, walking around the murals would be a great way to spend the afternoon. The Vancouver Mural Festival website has all the artist and mural information, as well as a map of where everything is.

Here are a few of our favourites from this year!

ARI DE LA MORA + IRVING CANO – “Dance the Dance My Girl”

TYLER KEETON ROBBINS – “Trees Burn While Flowers Bloom”

JENNY RITTER – Community Mural

JANE CHENG – “Holograph”

CARRIELYN VICTOR – “Scolder Dives for Berries”

ANDY DIXON – “Vancouver Studio (After Matisse), 2017”


DAVID ULLOCK + DOUGLAS NHUNG – “Luxurious Dreamscape Bubblebath”

GHIA COLLECTIVE – “Community Tree”


Happy Weekend!


  1. I have so many posts to catch up on! I love all of the photos of the murals in this post. I like the Vancouver Studio (After Matisse), 2017 the most! The murals look so impressive in your photographs, so I can’t even imagine what they looked like in person!

    1. We love the murals! Some of them aren’t really our style, but many of them are fantastic! The scale of them is always pretty impressive! Last year they painted the building where we work on Moby, so we got to see how they do it (and how long it takes!) Pretty neat 🙂

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